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Six Days Of Family Entertainment At Independence Village

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St. Andrew will be transformed into an Independence Village from August 1 to 6. The venue will feature six days and nights of family entertainment with a focus on traditional folk forms...

Compulsory Education A Priority – PM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has reiterated the Government’s objective to make education compulsory for children three to 18. “It is a little bit more advanced than saying that everyone must be in school. It is...

Every School Must Have Functional PTA – Senator Reid

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Ministry will be working with the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) to ensure that there is a functional PTA in every school. He...

Religion Important Element Of Festival 2016

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has highlighted the importance of religion and the participation of religious bodies in activities marking the 2016 Independence celebrations. Addressing a...

Tourism Ministry Looking To Use Entertainment To Attract More Visitors

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Ministry is looking to establish Jamaica as a major destination for entertainment. Speaking to JIS News during Reggae Sumfest’s ‘Reggae Night’ at the Catherine Hall Entertainment...

NCU To Offer Degree And Diploma Programmes In Agriculture

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Northern Caribbean University (NCU) will be offering degree and diploma programmes in agriculture starting August 2016. The announcement was made by Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at NCU, Vincent Wright,...

Tourism Minister Looks To China To Boost Earnings

KINGSTON (JIS) -- As the Ministry of Tourism seeks to boost earnings from the cruise ship subsector by 2021, portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Government will be looking to the Chinese market to help achieve this. “In September I...

Culture Minister Commends Sponsors And Donors

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Private-sector entities have been commended for their support of this year’s Emancipation and Independence celebrations. The commendation came from Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, while...

Students Get Letters Of Admission To Study In China

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Chinese Government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, has awarded 10 Jamaican students full scholarships to study in China. Official letters of admission to several Chinese Universities were...

State Minister Says Jamaicans Must Plan Their Families

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says Jamaicans must get back to the practice of planning their families, in order to ensure that correct decisions are made. Speaking at a...

JCDC Brings Independence Celebrations To Communities

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The popular festival bandwagons return this year, bringing Independence celebrations to communities across the island. The mobile entertainment show, from August 3 to 5, will feature performances from the Jamaica Cultural...

Jamaica Customs And UK Border Force Strengthens Partnerships With Signing Of Memorandum Of Understanding

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) and the United Kingdom’s (UK) Border Force on July 21, 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will see both organisations collaborating on cross-border initiatives to include...

Minister Montague Pleased With Turnout For Security Conference

KINGSTON (JIS) -- National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says he was pleased with the turnout of residents in western Jamaica for the National Conference on Citizen Security held on July 21 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St....

Coordinan Financiamiento De Elecciones Haitianas

PUERTO PRINCIPE, Haiti (PL) -- El presidente interino de Haití, Jocelerme Privert, comenzó la semana que hoy culmina a coordinar el financiamiento de las elecciones convocadas para el 9 de octubre próximo. Leopold Berlanger, presidente del Consejo...

Jamaica Takes Part In Clinical Trials For Zikv

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica will shortly be participating in a number of clinical trials in the drive to find a vaccine to treat the Zika Virus (ZIKV). Addressing a Ministry of Health/Southern...

6,000 Expected To Attend Emancipation Jubilee

KINGSTON (JIS) -- More than 6,000 patrons are expected to attend the 19thstaging of the Emancipation Jubilee to be held at the Seville Heritage Park in St Ann. The cultural event, under the theme: ‘United and Free…What a Jubilee’, will be held from...

PM Satisfied With Assurances

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has indicated his satisfaction with Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s assurances that his Government is taking the necessary steps to address the immigration...

PM Says Cooperation To Be Given Priority

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Prime Ministers of Jamaica and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago have agreed to prioritise the Framework Bilateral Cooperation agreement currently under consideration, to enable enhanced dialogue and cooperation between the...

US$100 Million To Boost Investment

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has received a US$100-million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), to increase access to financing for firms and individuals as well as improving the regulation and supervision of the country’s...

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